Don’t get fooled by stink bugs this April

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Trap them now with the RESCUE!® Stink Bug Trap

RESCUE! Stink Bug trap lures them from 30 feet away!

Stink bugs live to eat and mate outdoors in spring and summer. Start using your trap outdoors in April in order to catch the emerging adults before they multiply.

Want to reduce the numbers of stink bugs that could attack gardens this summer and enter homes next fall? Then plan an attack against stink bugs today, because now is when they're most vulnerable.

Rod Schneidmiller, president of Sterling International, developer of the RESCUE!® Stink Bug Traps advises that early action is critical to break the stink bug life cycle.

“Stink bugs live to eat and mate outdoors in spring and summer,” he says “It is important to start using your trap outdoors in April in order to catch the emerging adults before they multiply. Over time, this will reduce their numbers so the amount that could potentially get in the house next fall drops dramatically.”

Stink bugs will start emerging from houses in April, with one thing on their tiny brains: Mating. Once they mate, two stink bugs can become hundreds in a matter of weeks.

What can stop them from multiplying? The RESCUE!® Stink Bug Trap. It uses multiple pheromone attractants to lure and trap stink bugs – from up to 30 feet away.

For every stink bug trapped during mating season, up to 400 stink bugs that would mature into adulthood are eliminated. And if this year is like last, there could be not one but two generations that hatch -- meaning exponential growth.

Stink bug populations have grown largely unchecked because this invasive species from Asia has no natural insect enemies in the U.S. to keep its numbers down.

The best place for the RESCUE!® Stink Bug Trap is a deciduous/fall foliage tree. This is where stink bugs frequently go to mate once they leave the house. The female stink bug will lay eggs on the underside of leaves so that the nymphs (babies) have something to eat when the eggs hatch. But if such a tree is not available, hang the trap from a fence, stake or post.

The optimum conditions for egg development are 62 degrees F and 14 hours of daylight. This occurs near the end of April in most areas.

Placing the RESCUE!® Stink Bug Trap outdoors in early April to take a preemptive strike against the stink bugs and stop them from doing what comes naturally!

Established in 1982, Sterling International, Inc. offers RESCUE!® traps and attractants for stink bugs, flies, Japanese beetles, Oriental beetles and more. Look for these products and the RESCUE! ® W•H•Y® Trap at home improvement centers, hardware stores and lawn and garden retailers throughout the U.S.

For more information and great tips, visit or follow RESCUE! ® on Facebook. Visit the site for a list of retailers near you.

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